Longstone GAC Notes
(Monday, May 09)
*The Longstone minors had two games recently, a good home win over Drumgath and suffered their 1st defeat in the league last Tuesday away to Glennderg. With several players injured, the lads were up against it from the start. The Stone raced into a 6 point lead after 15 mins, but the boys couldn’t push on from there. By half-time the teams were level. Glennderg raced into a 6 pt lead half way during the 2nd half but by the 58th minute the visitors had clawed their way back to a draw, but alas conceded a free which the opposition pointed with the last kick of the game. John Harrison, who had been playing brilliantly in defence this season, suffered an unfortunate injury at the stroke of half time, when he broke his collar bone. John’s presence and tenacity will be sorely missed in the coming weeks, but if the lads can emulate his selfless team ethic they should soon return to their winning ways. We all wish John a speedy and full recovery
*Our U16s had two games recently and recorded a comfortable win at home to Banbridge after starting slowly. And last Thursday away to Atticall the visitors won again after an exciting tussle. Two good team performances typified by Michael McStay making some good saves, and outfield, Jamie McComb, Conor Kelly, Paddy Fegan, Gareth McDowell, Daithi Young, John Trimble, Aidan Rogers, Darren Fitzpatrick and Darren Rooney moving the ball at pace and communicating well.
U14s were at home to Drumgath last Monday and continued
*Longstone hosted an U8 tournament two Saturdays ago with ourselves, Glasdrumman, Warrenpoint and Burren A taking part. There was good football and sporting behaviour on display all day. Thanks to parents for refreshments and the referees, Colin Burden and Raphael Haughian.
*The junior camogs played away to Clonduff recently and after a determined and skilful display won the game. Longstone settled after about ten minutes of the game and overall were the better side on this occasion. A good team performance with Clare Rooney, Danielle Harrison, Caoimhe Poland, Nicole Hughes, Catherine Haughian and Sarah Trainor maintained her composure in attack and has taken to her new role very well. Clonduff 2-8 Longstone 4-5.
*Well done to the Down U16 Camogie Team All Ireland Champions after a very exciting one point win over Carlow on Saturday. Special mention goes to Longstone players Aleacha Rooney, Anthea Trainor and Sheree Fitzpatrick, and to Longstone’s Ann, Roisin and Slim Rogers who are mentors.
*Upcoming fixtures: Fri Sen v Saval (a)/ Sat U12 camogie v An Riocht (h)/ Sun Res 2pm v Banbridge (a)/ Mon Jun camogie v Ballycran (a)/ Tues U16 camogs v Warrenpoint (a).
*Condolences to the Trainor and Colaluca families on the death of their beloved Freddie recently. May he rest in peace.
*Longstone’s weekly session of Bingo continues on Wednesday nights, and starts at 9pm.
*Jigs & Reels is coming to Longstone Hall on Saturday, May 21. It should be a great night’s entertainment and admission is £3 at the door on the night from 9pm.
*Longstone GAC Golf Classic will take place on Friday, June 17. Please see any committee member to find out how you can sponsor the event in some way or enter a team.
*Longstone’s 500 Boxes Draw will take place this Sunday night in Longstone Hall, May15, about 10pm.
*Are you interested in doing a night course, organised by the Southern Regional College, in Longstone Hall and starting this September? The further education college wants to hear what people are interested in learning about e.g. Cookery or Numeracy & Literacy or Basic computing, etc. Please contact Dympna Rooney 07828 457610 before May 26 to express any interest.